Tommy Dreamer has seen another suspension following his comments made on The Plane Ride From Hell episode of the TV series Dark Side of the Ring. Dreamer will not be appearing on Busted Open Radio until further notice as a result of these comments, with the news being confirmed by host Dave LaGreca on a recent broadcast. The statement starts at the 3 minute mark on the following audio:
At the top of the show, Dave LaGreca addressed the remarks made by Tommy Dreamer and stated that there is no defence for what was said. During The Plane Ride From Hell episode, it was alleged that Ric Flair sexually harassed flight attendant Heidi Doyle. In response to these accusations, Tommy Dreamer claimed that behaviour was a joke and compared being offended by this to being offended by a ponytail.
“I felt that I needed to start off today’s show to talk about a few different things. I’m still quite frankly shocked by what Tommy said. I think that was definitely out of character of the Tommy that I know and has been hosting the show for a few years now. I can’t and will not defend the comments because they’re indefensible. And quite frankly, the things that Tommy said, Tommy f-cked up. Tommy f-cked up on Thursday, and what he said was insensitive and won’t be tolerated.”
Another part of Dreamers controversial comments were that it was a different time and things can’t be said in 2021 that could 20 years ago. The Busted Open host also referenced this in the address to the listeners:
“A lot of people say about ‘In 2021, you can say this, you can’t say that…” It doesn’t matter if it’s 2021, 1998 or 1985—it doesn’t matter. As a father, as a husband, knowing that my daughter just turned 18 and she’s about to go out into the world, going to start college soon and now is working, these are things that I worry about for my own family. People have had to worry about this for years, and there’s just no f-ckin’ place for it, there really isn’t. There’s no place for this type of thought process, these types of comments and these types of actions. And as I said, they’re indefensible,”
LaGreca then went on to confirm that Tommy Dreamer has been suspended from Busted Open Radio until further notice. It was also stated that there there is no planned return date at this time:
“A lot of people have been looking to us now about what we’re going to do about Tommy and Tommy’s future, and as far as Tommy’s future on Busted Open, for the time being, he’s off the show. How long, I don’t know. I don’t know how long Tommy’s going to be off the show. I think he needs some time, I think he needs some time to reflect and understand how his comments hurt, his attitude hurt,” he explained, “and I don’t know if you can put a timetable on that. So if you’re looking for that, I don’t have an answer, but for the time being, Tommy’s going to be off of Busted Open.”
Dreamer also has been suspended from IMPACT Wrestling as a result of this appearance on Dark Side of the Ring. In an update on social media, Tommy Dreamer has issued an apology for his remarks made on the show.
Credit to Wrestle Zone for the use of transcriptions.
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